Student creations will go to the highest bidders

May 17, 2017

Seniors at Construction Careers Academy have taken on the biggest challenge of their high school careers - designing and building five tiny homes on custom trailers. Now that the transformation is complete, the public is invited to tour the tiny homes at a Community Showcase before they are sold.

As part of the magnet school’s fourth annual Tiny Homes Showcase, students have constructed tiny homes of approximately 160 to 224 square feet each.

The tiny homes will be auctioned off on Saturday, May 20 at 1 p.m. The school is also hosting a free Tiny Homes Showcase that same day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The public is invited to tour the homes. Throughout the day event speakers include Mayor Ivy R. Taylor, Zach Griffin from the TV show Tiny House Nation, and other tiny home experts.

Update- the four tiny homes were sold for a combined total of over $168,000.

The event also includes a silent auction of student projects including play houses, dog houses, benches, and more.

The tiny homes are all fully functional with utilities, bathrooms, kitchens, and sleeping areas.

The Boonville

Tiny Home called Boonville

The hOMe

Tiny home called the home

The Solar II

tiny home called Solar II

The Westport

tiny home called Westport

Students began their work last fall and have contributed to the effort based on each strand of study at CCA: Construction Technology, Construction Management, Architectural Design, and Applied Engineering.

This week, judges selected winners that represent categories including- Best Design, Best Kitchen, Best Outdoor Living Space, and Best Overall. The Best Overall winner was the Westport.

For more information about the Tiny Homes Showcase visit the CCA website.

To see additional photos of the tiny homes, visit the Northside Facebook page.

CCA is located on the Warren High School campus, 9411 W. Military Drive.